Spring is Here
As soon as Spring arrives I know it’s time to go out and take some seasonal photos. I love to photograph flowers and usually venture out with a camera as soon as they start to bloom.
This year Spring seems to have arrived early in New Jersey, so I grabbed my D90, put on a fast Sigma wide angle lens and headed down to a few of my favorite spots. I decided to stick with a theme of close-up blooms using bokeh (blurred) backgrounds. I hoped to find some early blooming Spring perennial flowers. I did not find many flowers growing yet, but I encountered several colorful trees with lovely flowering buds on their branches.
This tree looked and smelled like Spring! I was able to get up close and take shots from different angles. I decided to post this photo because I really liked the colorful petals and it fit my theme for the day.
I liked the color in the center of this flower also. It was so delicate that some of neighboring blooms had started to wilt already. I found one that seemed perfect and composed this shot.
I saw this tree as I was entering a Starbucks to write this post. It seemed to be a worthy addition and reminded me that you really do have to stop and smell the roses.
I plan to choose another theme and go out again in a week or so. Hopefully I will find the Spring perennials that I was looking for today. I will compose the best shots I can with whatever I find and post them here.
Thanks for visiting, please let me know if Spring has arrived where you live.